PHILADELPHIA – A local roofing company believes one of its clients has breached its contract and unjustly enriched himself in excess of $21,000, for allegedly accepting the performance of roofing services without compensating the company.
Union Roofing Contractors, Inc. of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 26 versus Craig Christian, also of Philadelphia.
On April 11, 2016, the plaintiff entered into a contract with the defendant to provide roofing services at a cost of $21,760. Three days later, on April 14, 2016, Christian provided Union Roofing Contractors with partial payment through a check in the amount of $5,325, but this check later bounced through a determination of insufficient funds.
This was followed by Christian issuing subsequent checks for the remainder of the work on May 2, 2016 in the amount of $7,500 and on June 3, 2016 in the amount of $21,300. These checks also bounced for the same reason of insufficient funds, according to the lawsuit. To date, the suit says the defendant has failed to provide payment of the total outstanding amount of $21,760.
For counts of breach of contract and unjust enrichment, the plaintiff is seeking damages in the amount of $21,760, plus costs, expenses, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest and any other damages the Court deems just and equitable.
The plaintiff is represented by Louis F. Hornstine of Hornstine Law, in Bristol.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170902878
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